I thought you guys would get a kick out of this. When I was thinking about today's post, I wanted to share how much I've been loving purple lately. Well, truth is I have always loved purple, and I want to show you my bedroom from college. (I think I've posted this picture before but that was a while ago).
So a little back story - I lived in a house with my best friends three out of the four years of school and had SO much fun. It was also really fun being able to decorate however we wanted. I also knew this was the time do go ALL OUT girly because someday I'd most likely get married to my college sweetheart (and I did).
So here it is.. my college bedroom circa 2004. (And yes, Charlotte and I go way back!)
It was the very first time I had ever painted a room, and I tackled the two toned paint. Risky! Looking back at this room I cringe a little, but at the time I loved it. I do see a little of the current decorator in me though, like the minimalist approach to furniture and accessories.
Anyway, the point of this post is that - I still really love purple. A more updated purple though. I really like Martha's new color Kalamata Olive:
I have been thinking about this color in our dining room. I said to my husband the other day - "Matt, you're going to hate me. You know I want to do my office in a skin toned pink, but I've been thinking of doing the office in this." And then I showed him the swatch. He looked at it and said "That's okay, I don't mind". Ah! The best husband ever!!! He lets me run with my decorating ideas and I love him for it. I haven't completely made up my mind on the dining room yet, so we'll see.
ps - I've already brought in a little purple on this vintage foot stool:
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